The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-century American Literature

ISBN : 9780199730438

Russ Castronovo
456 Pages
180 x 255 mm
Pub date
Apr 2012
Oxford Handbooks of Literature
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The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century American Literature offers a cutting-edge assessment of the period's literature, providing readers with practical insights and proactive strategies for exploring novels, poems, and other literary creations.


Introduction: Shifts, Zigzags, Impacts
Russ Castronovo
1. Paul Giles, "Antipodean American Geography: Washington Irving's "Globular" Narratives"
2. John Ernest, "The Art of Chaos: Community and African American Literary Traditions"
3. Jordan Stein, "Are 'American Novels' Novels?: Mardi and the Problem of Boring Books"
4. Ellen Samuels, Reading Race through Disability: Slavery and Agency in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson and "Those Extraordinary Twins"
5. Jesse Aleman, "The Invention of Mexican America"
6. Nancy Bentley, "Creole Kinship: Privacy and the Novel in the New World"
7. Shelley Streeby, "Looking at State Violence: Lucy Parsons, Jose Marti, and Haymarket"
8. Anna Brickhouse, "Transatlantic vs. Hemispheric: Toni Morrison's Long Nineteenth Century"
9. Robert S. Levine, "Temporality, Race, and Empire in Cooper's The Deerslayer: The Beginning of the End"
10. Jeffrey Steele, "The Visible and Invisible City: Antebellum Writers and Urban Space"
11. Colleen Glenney Boggs, "Animals and the Formation of Liberal Subjectivity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature"
12. Shirley Samuels, "Archives of Publishing and Gender: Historical Codes in Literary Analysis"
13. Gregory S. Jackson, "The Novel as Board Game: Homiletic Identification and Forms of Interactive Narrative"
14. Maurice S. Lee, "Skepticism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Philosophy"
15. Jared Hickman, "On the Redundancy of "Transnational American Studies"
16. Travis Foster, "How to Read: Regionalism and the Ladies' Home Journal"
17. Elisa Tamarkin, "Literature and the News"
18. Paul Gilmore, "Reading Minds in the Nineteenth Century"
19. Elizabeth Duquette, "Making an Example: American Literature as Philosophy"
20. James Dawes, "Abolition and Activism: The Present Uses of Literary Criticism"
21. Susan Gillman, "Whose Protest Novel? Ramona, the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Indian"
22. Stephanie Lemenager, "Nineteenth-Century American Literature without Nature? Rethinking Environmental Criticism"
23. Russ Castronovo and Dana D. Nelson, "Action, Action, Action": Nineteenth-Century Literature for Twenty-first-Century Citizenship?"

About the author: 

Russ Castronovo is Jean Wall Bennett Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is author of three books: Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom; Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States; Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era.

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